NS Pulp & Paper

Nova Scotia currently has two pulp and paper mills, both new under new management since 2012.

Recent closures:
– “In June [2012], Montreal-based Resolute Forest Products (TSX:RFP) announced the closure of the Bowater paper mill in Brooklyn, N.S., throwing 320 people out of work.”
– Minas Basin Pulp and Power Company Ltd., a producer of recycled paperboard products, closed in December of 2012 putting 135 out of work.
View ATV news (Nov 1, 2012)
View CH June 14, 2012 for abbreviated history of the Bowater Mill
The PHP mill was closed for a year prior to its re-opening under a new owner in 2012 – 680 news Sep 28, 2012

Nova Scotia’s Pulp & Paper Sector….. Back from the Brink of Disaster
By Peter Woodbridge
Recent history, optimistic overview; informative (Jan 2015)

View NOVA SCOTIA FOREST POLICY CHRONOLOGY on the HFC website for some earlier history.

Bowater Mersey Paper Company Limited

The Power-Politics of Pulp and Paper: Health, Environment and Work in Pictou County
by Lachlan MacKinnon in http://activehistory.ca/, Sep 18, 2014.

Crown Land Lease Revision Connected to Port Hawkesbury Mill is Needed, Overdue
by Miles Howe in Halifax Media Co-op, jan 10, 2012.

Pulpwood Forestry in Nova Scotia
by David Orton Green Web Bulletin #10 (April 1983)

Forest Policy in Nova Scotia: The Big Lease, Cape Breton Island, 1899-1960
L. A. Sanberg, 1991. Acadiensis Vol XX(2): 105-128